cody

wilson

norman, oklahoma

acrylic

I draw and paint people and other things.

Artist Statement

Family life, mental health, personal relationships, distractions, social functions, and the inability to remember things I didn't take pictures of are all integral to my practice as an artist. My current body of work is a focus on process- blending formal approach with conceptual rules and constraints determined by imposing mystic/imagined significance to each piece. My personal spiritual beliefs are an amalgamation of the weirdest parts of the various stories I’ve been told by earnest people, the scariest parts of the system I was indoctrinated to believe, and the funniest parts of Ernest Scared Stupid. I am using this basis of belief to produce work that will hopefully be accidentally esoterically meaningful.

Artist Bio

Cody Wilson in an Oklahoma born artist. His relationships with the people and social landscapes of Oklahoma influence his work and provide a lens for his perception of history, memory, mysticism, and truth. He received a BFA in Painting from East Central University in Ada, OK in 2010. He has participated in shows with OVAC, IAO, Resonator Institute, Ada Artist Association, and Ada Arts Council. Cody is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting from The University of Oklahoma.

Figurative work, and portraiture make up the core of his work, and provide a starting point for larger narratives and themes. He attempts to stay active artistically by drawing people in person when possible or maintaining his social media in a way that makes him feel validated. You can find part of him on the internet all of the time, and all of him in-person some of the time.

colbert baptist church, acrylic on panel 15x15 2020
KORNthatspellscorn-growing tired of talking, acrylic on panel 30x36 2021
colbert baptist church, acrylic on panel 15x15 2020
KORNthatspellscorn-growing tired of talking, acrylic on panel 30x36 2021
ben, graphite on paper, 11x14 2019
ben, graphite on paper, 11x14 2019
uendi, acrylic on panel, 13x13 2019
uendi, acrylic on panel, 13x13 2019
smoke break, acrylic on panel, 24x24 2010
smoke break, acrylic on panel, 24x24 2010
untitled sketch, conte on cardstock, 18x24 2021
untitled sketch, conte on cardstock, 18x24 2021
bethany one, acrylic on panel 24x36 2021
bethany one, acrylic on panel 24x36 2021
eli weeps over his skinned knee, acrylic on panel 48x72 2010
eli weeps over his skinned knee, acrylic on panel 48x72 2010
lulu ate the cushion, acrylic on panel, 24x36
lulu ate the cushion, acrylic on panel, 24x36
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wait in hell, ink on paper, 9x12 2020
untitled sketch, nupastel on paper, 18x24 2021
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untitled sketch, nupastel on paper, 18x24 2021
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every way forward, watercolor and ink on paper, 11x14 2019
every way forward, watercolor and ink on paper, 11x14 2019
tree, acrylic on panel, 48x72 2020
tree, acrylic on panel, 48x72 2020
BeepBeepandVroomKtoo, acrylic on panel, 48x72 2021
BeepBeepandVroomKtoo, acrylic on panel, 48x72 2021